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Photos of vehicles

Discussion in 'Copyright, Trademark, Patent Law' started by JAMAR, Jun 13, 2003.

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  1. JAMAR

    JAMAR Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can a person take a photo of a vehicle, car, motorcycle, whatever, (taken legitimately in public areas) and use, or publish the photos of hte vehicles in a trade publication (specific to automobiles)?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't see why you could not publish your own photos taken of something or someone in a public space, e.g. parked on the street.
     
  3. Rathi

    Rathi New Member

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    What about my property?? hehe If someone were to photo my car in the mall parking lot, and I saw that used in an add for, "Does your car need a re-build" hehe I'd be mad, but is it illegal??
     
  4. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    Illegal? Good question -- it would seem there might be intellectual property rights in the object so that if, e.g. you took a picture of someone's house it would not be give a person permission to use it as a design on your home page.
     

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